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Suprasegmentals

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In linguistics, suprasegmentals are contrastive elements of speech that cannot be easily analyzed as distinct segments but rather belong to a syllable or word. These elements include intonation and stress. In some languages nasality and vowel harmony are considered suprasegmental or prosodic by some phonologists.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Palmer, F.R. (1970). Prosodic Analysis. Oxford University Press. 
  2. ^ Firth, J.R. (1948). "Sounds and Prosodies". Transactions of the Philological Society: 127–52. 

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